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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Halloween Kills Will ‘Unpack’ The Original Film

September 17, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jamie Lee Curtis gave fans a preview of what to expect with the next Halloween film in a new interview. Speaking with Collider at the Saturn Awards, Curtis was asked what to expect from Halloween Kills, which will be the follow-up to 2018’s Halloween.

“What I love that David and Danny and company did is they connected the dots for forty years, now they’re going back to really unpack the first movie, bringing back all those characters whose lives were affected by what happened in 1978,” she said. “And then the last movie is the sort of cultural phenomenon of violence, that’s what the third movie ultimately is, a very powerful examination of violence.”

Curtis’ comments come following news that Kyle Richards will return to play Lindsey Wallace, the character she played in the 1978 original. In addition, Anthony Michael Hall will play Tommy Doyle.

Asked what brought her back to the role, Curtis said that playing a badass character was great, but not why she wanted to return. “The ass-kicking part is the fan-favorite part, but from my standpoint, I didn’t go into it because I got to kick Michael’s bottom,” she said. “I was particularly drawn because it was a movie about trauma. We have horror movies that are horrific and we have these horrific events take place, but we leave the movie theater and then we complain that the dishwasher doesn’t work. The trauma that occurs for these character for forty years, I felt was very important that David understood that and was really giving Laurie great honor to acknowledge that her experience of her life was very challenged. And then kick his ass. And then you realize that it, in fact, was all like a spider’s web, but in order to go to the spider’s web, you also had to see the fragile person. And I was grateful that that was the angel. I think that if from the opening section I was kicking butt, it wouldn’t have had the emotional reaction that people actually had.”

Halloween Kills is set to release on October 16, 2020, followed by Halloween Ends in 2021.